honor system


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honor system

n.
An arrangement by which persons are trusted to act honestly and therefore are not directly monitored, even though persons might obtain a benefit from acting dishonestly.

hon′or sys`tem


n.
a system whereby the students at a school, the inmates in a prison, etc., are put on their honor to observe certain rules with a minimum of supervision.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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Noun1.honor system - a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others; "the students are on the honor system"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
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All cadets undergo trial by a committee composed of their peers to address violations of the honor code and the honor system.
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One can either choose to not comply with the new regulations and go down a path of rebellion or one can choose to alter their "face" to better compliment the honor system of the sovereign.
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was developed to address one of the major challenges of growing skivmish and backyard airsoft has been that players have to use the honor system when "hit.
In doing so, Hobb highlights the differences between the honor system she is describing in her series and the romanticized, unexamined notions of honor that continue to surface in more generic high-fantasy novels.
feels that most companies still use an honor system.
Kirtman told AP: "We're doing it the way Rebecca did it--the honor system.
A study with both quantitative and qualitative components was conducted with undergraduate teaching faculty at Kansas State University for fall 1999 to spring 2001 to study faculty role in addressing cheating at the collegiate level and faculty awareness of the University's honor system and cheating policies.